Monthly Archives: June 2011

What Myspace got wrong, and why nobody misses it (Yahoo! News) – 489th Edition

Yahoo! News – The tale of Myspace is a cautionary one. Between 2006 and 2009, Myspace was the place to be for millions of internet citizens all over the world. At its peak, it was valued at as much as … Continue reading

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Founder of TwitPic tweets his run-in with the law via his own Twitter photo-sharing service (Yahoo! News) – 488th Edition

Yahoo! News – A single errant tweet may have cost a prominent politician his job this month, but one high-profile Twitter user opted to live-tweet an indiscretion to top that — his own arrest. Late last night, TwitPic founder Noah Everett found … Continue reading

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Wedding vending machine will get you hitched in a hurry (Yahoo! News) – 487th Edition

Yahoo! News – There is no shortage of ways to say “I do,” and while some are more extravagant than others, nothing compares to the wedding vending machine concept called AutoWed. Making a quickie Vegas ceremony seem like overkill, this … Continue reading

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World of Warcraft expands free trial, gives new players a fresh way to get hooked (Yahoo! News) – 486th Edition

Yahoo! News – If you’ve somehow managed to resist the global gaming phenomenon known as World of Warcraft, get ready to feel your defenses weakening. Yesterday, World of Warcraft’s creator Blizzard announced that the game would be free to play … Continue reading

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Verizon blows the competition away, officially the fastest 4G network in the nation (Yahoo! News) – 485th Edition

Yahoo! News – Recently, PC Magazine undertook a rather daunting task: figuring out which mobile phone carrier’s data speeds were the fastest. The test covered 21 cities (and every place in-between), and measured speeds from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and … Continue reading

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Florida condo uses DNA matching to sniff out which resident’s dogs are serial poopers (Yahoo! News) – 484th Edition

Yahoo! News – There’s nothing that can ruin a good day faster than accidentally stepping in a pile of dog excrement. It’s messy, smelly, and downright disgusting. What’s more, you can’t really blame the dog, as it’s the owner’s responsibility … Continue reading

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Pope sends first tweet, does so using iPad 2 (Yahoo! News) – 483th Edition

Yahoo! News – When you think of the Catholic Church, you probably don’t imagine the Pope tweeting about the latest church news to thousands of social network followers, but that’s just what happened today. Taking to Twitter for the very … Continue reading

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Review: HTC Evo 3D brings 3D to your mobile phone (Yahoo! News) – 482th Edition

Yahoo! News – Last week, Sprint launched the U.S.’s first 3D-capable smartphone — the HTC Evo 3D. Based on the same design as Sprint’s original Evo 4G that debuted last summer, this new phone comes packed with features and speed … Continue reading

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Calfskin, diamonds, and titanium come standard on smartphone for the super rich (Yahoo! News) – 481th Edition

Yahoo! News – Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer is well known for its high-quality timepieces, but rarely do they venture into the world of electronics. So when the company unveiled its new Link smartphone, we knew it wouldn’t be the kind … Continue reading

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Meet Google’s Facebook competitor, the Google+ Project (Yahoo! News) – 480th Edition

Yahoo! News – Move over +1 — Google’s very own social network has bubbled up to the service at long last. Called the Google+ Project, the venture seems to be a collection of standalone social features, rather than a one-stop social … Continue reading

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